20 March 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Had a very full day from 9.30 a.m. till 8.45 p.m. with half an hour for tea + the same for dinner. I cycled to Dunreay, Wellwood, the Home, Winfield Cottages, Linglie Cottage, The Firs, Newarkburn, Philiphaugh Cottages, Millburn Place + then motored to Riddell + Lilliesleaf intending to return by Prieston but at Hume’s got message to Shawburn, Catshawhill + Synton Mill1. I did them in the above order leaving out Prieston + got home a little before 6. Had people in [consultations] until nearly 7.30: dined + was called out to see Gordon Ross who had broken his collarbone at Hawick playing Rugby. Finished at 8.45. The road beyond Greenhill is in the most disgraceful state with ruts + enormous [? metal] unrolled.

1 Shawburn, grid reference NGR NT534,265, Catshawhill, NT541,226 and Syntonmill, NT497,231

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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